FORTS and PALACES in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Forts and Palaces tell the ancient time of former royal seat of the Rajputs. Here the Rajputs like that Mughals have a creative builders and favor for some of the most esteemed and amazing forts and palaces in Rajasthan. Mostly in every city of the dazzling desert land Rajasthan is lined with the forts and palaces which built by different rulers and builders. These forts were mostly built from the outside of the walled city over the high hills to save the city.

The honor is well keep by the people of Rajasthan and the nice forts and palaces. Surviving the hard desert winds and annoying with the heat of the sun, they stood has fixed against many-a-sieges and have to afford to protect by the rulers in their time of battle. Nowadays, they are open for the tourists who visit here and to see this beautiful rich heritage and costly artistic building. Here some of the royal houses have been changed into heritage hotels, where the tourists can get experience of magic India's imperial past.

AMER FORT (JAIPUR)

Amber Fort is located at the town of Amber, it's away 11 kms. from the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. The Raja Man Singh I began the construction of this building in 1592 but it was completed by Sawai Jai Singh. The Amber Fort Palace looks rough from the outside but one you get inside travelers are griped by the nice works of murals and frescoes, the paintings are scenes as an everyday of life.

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JAIGARH FORT (JAIPUR)

Jaigarh Fort, it’s located on the peaks of Aravali range of hills and 400 m. above from the Amber Fort. The view looks amazing and awesome from the Aravali hills and down below to the Amber Fort. This fort is also, rough and the design is same the Amber Fort, it’s also known as “Victory Fort”. Here is a cannon it’s named is “Jaivana”, which was built in the fort and it’s is the world's largest cannon on wheels.

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CHITTAURGARH FORT (UDAIPUR)

Chittaurgarh Fort, it’s situated in the state of Rajasthan and was built in the time of 5th and 8th century by the Mori Rajput ruler, Chitrangad. Thus it also known as Chitrakot also. After, Sisodia Rajput ruler, the Ajai Pal Chauhan made some changes in this fort. Fort has witnessed three bloody sieges and 'jauhars' (a Rajput tradition in which royal maidens and ladies surrender themselves in the fire to save their respect from the enemy, thus there is no chance to defeating the enemy).

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JAISALMER FORT (JAISALMER)

Jaisalmer Fort is one of the biggest forts in the world. This fort was situated in Jaisalmer city in the state of Rajasthan and was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, from where it assume his name. Thus the fort stands proudly and surrounded by the golden stretches of the great Thar Desert, in the Trikuta Hill, here the many witnessed of battles. The amazing yellow sandstone walls are an olive lion color during the day, and it’s fading to the honey-gold as the time of sun sets, thus this cover the fort in yellow desert. Therefore, it is also known as the "Golden Fort".

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